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: Daktari: Judy Come Home

A Safari
[Starring] Marshall Thompson as Dr. Marsh Tracy, Cheryl Miller as Paula Tracy and Ross Hagen as Bart Jason
Hedley Mattingly, Hari Rhodes
and Erin Moran as Jenny Jones
aided and abetted by Clarence and Judy

Clarence and Judy disappear but story-telling allays Jenny's anxiety for a while.


Dr. Marsh Tracy: Marshall Thompson
Paula Tracy: Cheryl Miller
Bart Jason: Ross Hagen
District Officer Hedley: Hedley Mattingly
Mike Makula: Hari Rhodes
Jenny Jones: Erin Moran

: Headline News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
and featuring

Athletics from White City: Great Britain v. France
The second day of the final International Meeting for British athletes before the European Games in Athens

Racing from Newcastle
2.15 Embassy Maiden Stakes
over 1 mile, 1 furlong
2.45 Wills Two-year-olds Goblet Stakes
over 7 furlongs
3.15 W. D. and H. O. Wills Trophy
over 2 miles

Motor-Cycling from Crystal Palace

Final round of the British 350 c.c. and 500 c.c. Road Racing Championships
Organised by the British Motor-Cycle Racing Club

Football results and reports at 4.55 with latest scores and news throughout the afternoon

Today's Timetable
1.40 Motor-Cycling
1.55 Athletics
2.5 Racing
2.20 Athletics
2.35 Racing
2.50 Athletics
3.5 Racing
3.25 Athletics and Motor-Cycling
4.55 Results Service


Presenter: Frank Bough
Commentator (Athletics): David Coleman
Commentator (Athletics): Ron Pickering
TV presentation (Athletics): Richard Tilling
Commentator (Racing): Julian Wilson
Commentator (Racing): Clive Graham
TV presentation (Racing): Ray Lakeland
Commentator (Motor Cycling): Peter Arnold
TV presentation (Motor Cycling): Brian Johnson
Presented by (Grandstand): Brian Venner
Editor (Grandstand): Alan Hart

: Laurel and Hardy: Thicker than Water

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in one of their famous short films.
A Hal Roach film

Mr. Hardy decides to put his financial affairs in order but he reckons without Stanley.


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: James W. Horne
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Robinson Crusoe: Part 11

A film series based on the well-known story of the famous castaway.

Robinson tries to teach Friday how to become civilised.

: The News and The Weather Man

George Luce


Weatherman: George Luce

: The Movies

with Michael Aspel
A look at the film world this week - films, in the cinema and on television, film-makers talking and working, and stars and stories from the film industry.

6.0-6.15 Local News and Weather
(Rowridge, Brighton, Oxford, Peterborough, Manningtree, Cambridge)


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Disney Time

A look at some Walt Disney films, live and cartoon, with a holiday theme.
Introduced by Cilla Black from Blackpool, with scenes from:
101 Dalmatians, Ride A Northbound Horse, Mary Poppins, Bon Voyage, Third Man On The Mountain, Hawaiian Holiday, Alice In Wonderland, The Love Bug, Dumbo
Films by courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
Cilla Black is appearing In 'Holiday Startime' at the ABC Theatre, Blackpool.


Presenter: Cilla Black
Produced for TV by: Richard Evans

: Z Cars: You Can't Trust Anyone: Part 1

by David Ellis
Starring James Ellis, John Slater, Derek Waring
with Paul Angelis and Bernard Holley

Go to your local pub for a quiet drink... 'chat up the barmaid, take her out... forget about crime for a while.' But, as Sergeant Stone discovers, a policeman can't avoid crime... it even invades his private life.
(For cast list see page 20)


Writer: David Ellis
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Timothy Combe
Sgt. Lynch: James Ellis
Det.-Sgt. Stone: John Slater
Det.-Insp. Goss: Derek Waring
P.C. Bannerman: Paul Angelis
P.C. Newcombe: Bernard Holley

: News Headlines

: Billy Smart's Circus

A once-only spectacular under the huge canvas Big Top

Motorbike Thrills
a whizz kid from Germany Wolf Bellfis

Acrobatics on Horseback
The Ascots

Power and Artistry
Les Freres Guam

Water Water Everywhere
Knockabout nonsense with Spider Austin and Co.

Dexterous Eastern Charmers
The Cheng Tsai

Sealions from California
with their own pop group
Presented by Teddy Lorent

High Swing Headstand
far above the sawdust: Duo Aguanito

Dancing on the Tightwire
Juggling on the Slackwire
Gypsy Bouglione

Three-Man High
Flying on a trampoline: Los Folcos

Cheeky Chimpanzees
With jazz band, trampoline and Indian encampment
Presented by Willy Lenz
Incidental clowning by The Paolos

The show introduced by John Witty
Billy Smart's touring circus is now appearing at Southsea

Since this is a special 'once-only' performance, the Smart family has 'imported' almost all the acts just for the occasion. Two of particular interest: Wolf Bellfis and his centrifugal motor-cycle act, and the Duo Aguanito, who have a trapeze act with a difference-the trapeze is constantly shifting.


Biker: Wolf Bellfis
Acrobatics: The Ascots
Performers: Les Freres Guam
Clowns: Spider Austin and Co.
Performers: The Cheng Tsai Sealions presented by: Teddy Lorent
Trapeze act: Duo Aguanito
Juggler: Gypsy Bouglione
Trampolinists: Los Folcos
Chimpanzees presented by: Willy Lenz
Clowns: The Paolos
Circus direction: Ronnie Smart
Circus direction: David Smart
Circus direction: Billy Smart
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Presenter: John Witty
Producer: Mary David

: The News

with Kenneth Kendall
and The Weather


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Never on Sunday

Starring Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin
Written, directed, and produced by Jules Dassin

A romantic comedy about an exuberant Athenian good-time girl, who has an unusual but attractive view of life.


Writer/Director/Producer: Jules Dassin
Ilya: Melina Mercouri
Homer: Jules Dassin
Tonio: Georges Foundas
Jorgo: Tito Vandis
The Captain: Mitsos Liguisos
Despo: Despo Diamentidou
'Poubelle': Dimos Starrenios
Noface: Alexis Salomos

: Were Those the Days?

A light-hearted look at television in the fifties
with Frank Ifield, Katie Boyle, Alan Melville, Eric Robinson, Isobel Barnett, Victor Sylvester, Joan Regan, McDonald Hobley, Mary Malcolm, Raymonde, Jacqueline MacKenzie, Don Lang and the Frantic Five, Janice Buxton and Sidney Mallett
A film excerpt from What's My Line?


Speaker: Frank Ifield
Speaker: Katie Boyle
Speaker/writer: Alan Melville
Speaker/orchestra conducted by: Eric Robinson
Speaker: Isobel Barnett
Speaker: Victor Sylvester
Speaker: Joan Regan
Speaker: McDonald Hobley
Speaker: Mary Malcolm
Speaker: Raymonde
Speaker/Based on an idea by: Jacqueline MacKenzie
Musicians: Don Lang and the Frantic Five
Speaker: Janice Buxton
Speaker: Sidney Mallett
Dancer: Rosemary Clarke.
Dancer: Celia Hetherington
Dancer: Janie Kells
Dancer: Frances Pidgeon
Dancer: Christine Pocket
Dancer: Sue Robinson
Dancer: Natalie Shaw
Dancer: Maureen Willsher
Choreography: Malcolm Claire
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Designer: Michael Young
Film associate: Jim Franklin
Associate producer: Albert Stevenson
Producer: Bryan Sears

: David Niven

Portrait of a Film star and man-about-town
A glimpse of the past, present, and future of a romantic adventurer through the eyes of his friends and colleagues
Interviewed by Ralph Nelson who says 'Scratch the celluloid Niven and underneath you'll find the real Niven, just as exciting as his film roles'
A programme recorded in America


Interviewee: David Niven
Interviewer: Ralph Nelson
Producer: Rick Spalla

: Hold Down a Chord: 10

A beginner's course in folk guitar with John Pearse

New fingerings for the chords of G and D7 - how to change your guitar strings - and a guide to simple melody picking.
For details of accompanying booklet and record see page 11

Close Down


Presenter/guitarist: John Pearse
Producer: Victor Poole

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